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with gregory jaczko, chairman of the nuclear regular rah story commission, on japan's nuclear crisis and his agency's response. then more on the nuclear situation in japan as we take you live for a briefing of the nuclear regulatory industry. and later the cato institute has a conference marking the first anniversary of the signing of the health care law and it impact on the industry, the federal budget and the economy. >> tonight on c-span2, actor harry sheerer talks about the media's coverage of his adopted hometown of new orleans. he recently released a new film about hurricane katrina and louisiana called "the big uneasy. "it examines the causes of the city's flood after the 2005 hurricane. 7:15 pacific. >> tonight on c-span3, a white house summit on bullying featuring remarks from first lady michelle obama and president obama who discusses his own experiences with bullying as a child. >> as adults we all remember what it was like to see kids picked on in the schoolyard, and i have to say with big ears and the name that i have, i wasn't immune. [laughter] i didn't emerge u
this morning on the earthquake and the tsunami in japan as well as the new tense development at one of its nuclear power stations. but before we get to that, we want to check in with rosemary because rain is on the way. hi, rosemary. >> good morning to you! today mainly dry. maybe a spritz, that's about it. by sunday we're definitely going to see the rain. tsunami advisories still in place for our local coasts. we'll update you on that in just a few moments. for today we'll be turning cloudy, by tomorrow the rain will return. and into next week looks a bit unsettled with a few storms expected to follow. this morning we are partly cloudy and cool. we'll look at your current temperatures coming up. >>> we start this morning with the very latest on the developing situation in japan following a deadly earthquake and tsunami. the 8.9 magnitude quake hit thursday night, resulting in a 23-foot tsunami that pulverized the northeastern apartment of the coast. today there was an explosion at a nuclear power station and right now a massive military response is underway to help many of those affected
the battle to prevent a full blown nuclear catastrophe in japan. meanwhile, an anxious wait for a bay area woman whose husband is in japan trying to >>> japan's airports are about late tonight the state department started evacuating government workers and their families and told other americans to consider leaving immediately. chartered planes will be brought in to help private citizens who want to go. tonight the nuclear crisis is on the verge of becoming a catastrophe as water dumping helicopters work to stop a meltdown at the fukushima nuclear plant. 5* handful of brave men inside are facing disaster with water hoses. good evening. those workers, the so-called fukushima 50 are hungry and tired. these brave men are voluntarily working under conditions they know could kill them. alan wang is here with more on the desperate efforts to stop this meltdown. >> it is now believed the crippled plant is asking older workers to volunteer for this mission because even if they are exposed to massive amounts of radiation, they would more likely die of old age. and de spet high levels
of japan. >>reporter: according to japan's chief secretary, at current radiation levels detected in not pose an immediate health risk to citizens. evacuation orders are in effect and fear is widespread. >> this accident is not a problem restrictiorestricted tor area i asked people japan to recognize this as a national problem. >>reporter: they're still trying to grasp the magnitude of last friday's historic disaster. if the rescue and recovery continues as the number of dead and missing nears 15,000. rescue crews are still hopeful of finding survivors. there's still plenty of opportunity for us to find it lives. >>reporter: that effort is being hampered by freezing temperatures and snow. as a precaution the u.s. embassy in tokyo is recommending that americans who live within 50 mi. of the nuclear plant evacuate. in washington, samantha hayes. >>pam: dr. alan hanson, with the institute for international studies in stamford joins us tonight to answer some of the questions and concerns people have. thank you for joining us. if it is true, the u.s. government hasn't been confirmed by
japan crews are trying to prevent a nuclear melt down. u.s. officials are trying to calm the nerves of americas who fear radiation can reach the west coast. >> we don't expect it to reach the west coast. >> we have the latest developments from the nuclear power plant, plus how one government age agency is beefing up radiation detection. >> crews are working around the clock at the fukushima dai-ichi nuclear power plant. the crews are working to reconnect electricity to the cooling system to cool the rods. other crews are spraying and dumping water on the nuclear few. smoke can be seen from building number 2 right now. the cause is not known but a explosion hit the building on tuesday. it is possible the cooling chamber is damaged. low levels of radiation have been detected beyond tokyo, which is 140 miles south of the nuclear power plant. u.s. is warning americans to leave the country and the government is offering voluntary evacuations. today president obama spoke about the situation in japan. this is video of president obama visiting the japanese embassy. the president wrote a mes
the devastation in japan but the nuclear crisis which gets more and more dire by the hour. toyota losing $73 million a day as a result of their plant closings and they're not the only ones sufficie s suffering . no market hit harder than japan's itself. the nikkei plummeting 16% over the past two days and as barry will point out, more than 20% from its levels prior to this crisis. all of those numbers, the worst they've seen in that country, since 1987 wall street had all sorts of common tear today including those who believe there is further room for weak innocence our markets that have run up over the past couple of years driven by frederal reserv money printing. what happen do investors are the rest of us ultimately anticipate will be effect of all of this? that is the question. joining us, ceo and exquity director. barry it looked like any asset that existed became worse less. oil, gold, everybody become worth less, why? >> the fear trade, the risk-on trade, people have a tendency to panic when they don't know what's going on. you don't know how to discount the impact of a possible nucle
17th. >>> in japan, crews are finishing laying a new cable. it will supply more reliable electricity needed to keep the reactors cool at an earthquake- damaged nuclear plant. restoring electricity to the plant is the best way to avoid a meltdown. nuclears have been overheating since the tsunami knocked out the cooling systems and also destroy thed the -- destroyed the generator. crews were flying missions about 40 minutes each to limit their radiation exposure from the helicopters. >>> meanwhile, the united states has authorized the first evacuations of americans. the state department says chartered planes will be brought in to help private american citizens wishing to leave japan. >>> u.s. citizens are also being urged to defer all nonessential travel to any part of that country because unpredictable wind conditions could spread radioactive contamination. and the u.s. is still telling americans living -- living within 50 miles of the damaged plant to leave the area or at least remain indoors while the japanese government is limiting its warning to people living within 12 miles of th
get home. i'm charlie d agata in niigata japan, i'll have that story coming up" >>> your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. >>> emergency teams continue to tackle the crisis in japan's nuclear power plant while many evacuees wonder whether they will ever get home. i'm charlie d'agata in japan. we'll have the story coming up. >>> as the severity of the crisis continues, the radioactive particles that drifted across the pacific are already falling right here in the bay area. >> good morning, it's friday march 18. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. time is 4:30. the good news is, it's friday. the bad news is, boy, is it raining outside. lawrence, i guess we are going to get a lot more of that, huh? >> yes. this is just the beginning. showers out of the main front and it looks as the main frontal system makes its way through we are going to see the rain picking up. lightning strikes embedded in some of the cells, you can see one making its way into san francisco and also into concord, parts of the north bay, as well. we have more on the way. it's going
, what happened in japan, like everybody else. it's just so devastating. i can't imagine that there's going to be one agency in massachusetts who just says, you go here, you here -- i'm concerned not only in massachusetts but throughout the country if something like this happens, i'm not confident yet and i'm hopeful someone can give me the information that make sure that we all know what to do. you know? is it evacuation? is it command and control? is it military? i think it's a combination of everything. can you shed any light on my thoughts? >> in timely, i can start and then like to have an opportunity, senator brown -- >> just do that. i don't want to take the senator's time. >> i want to make one point. >> i think you're asking an important question. >> okay. >> i'd urge -- >> many of our disasters -- we always start with who's going to be the closest responders, no matter how big the disaster. it's always the local responders. we saw this, they can be destroyed, in the disaster itself. we saw this in katrina and in the tsunami. the next is the governor and their team includin
. as the nuclear crisis plays out, the search continues along coastal japan for survivors of the 9.0 quake and monster tsunami. volunteer fire fighter has been working day and night. he returned home for the first time since the disaster. >> my wife, my son's family and my grandchildren. i lost them all. >> there may be damage to all three vessels at the plant. and the uranium may be melting down. u.s. orders all americans living within 50 miles to evacuate. four times larger than the area officials deemed safe. >> it's not about the quality of information but standards set by the nuclear regulatory commission here in the united states. and the kind of advice it could be giving should this happen in the united states. >> the last resort to manage this crisis would to be bury the reactor and 5,000 tons of concrete like was done at the chernyobl melt down. >> financial markets plunging over the crisis, stocks erased nearly all gains for the year. the dow fell about 2% of the value today. worst drop since last august. the nasdaq and s and p are also down. markets in japan have just opened for
factual question which may be of interest of people watching relating to japan. there's been concern, and i think a certain amount of confusion about what the potential danger is to the u.s. from the nuclear plant problems in japan, and particularly as the media's been following the last few days and a sense that the possibility of a meltdown at the plant, the explosion, and emission of a large amount of radioactivity and people are concerned about the west coast of the u.s., particularly hawaii, guam, and other islands may be subject to some danger, and i wonder if you have a current sense of what that possibility is? >> i'll refer back to the statement made by the chairman of nuclear regulatory commission in looking at all the scenarios, they do not see radiation reaching the u.s. that it would be of a danger or require protective angsts, but anticipation of this, fema support with the department of energy have a system called rad net. it's been there and 24 hours a day, seven days a week monitors various channels, air, water, other types of things across the country, and so if we
. >>> damage control at that nuclear power plant in japan. the new danger and how american evacuees are getting back here to the bay area and getting help. >>> stuck in their homes. the rush to free dozens of south bay families trapped by a rockslide. make you beautiful. >>> eat your way young? the secret ingredients one chef claims can make you beautiful again. that and more coming up. >>> and scattered showers continue today, but more widespread rain is on the way. here's live look outside. i have your full forecast coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, danger. water in one reactor storage pool is reportedly near the boiling point. >>> in japan progress to prevent a nuclear meltdown but new danger, as well. water in one react storage pool is reportedly near the boiling point. now, if all the water boils way, exposed fuel rods could send more radiation into the atmosphere. right now, lights are back on at the damaged reactor and power lines are hooked up to all six reactors, but more work is needed before crews try to restart critical cooling systems. the death toll from japan's earthquake and the tsuna
at 11:00. >>> one week after the devastating 9.0 earthquake struck japan crews are trying to prevent a nuclear melt down. u.s. officials are trying to calm the nerves of americas who fear radiation can reach the west coast. >> we don't expect it to reach the west coast. >> we have the latest developments from the nuclear power plant, plus how one government age agency is beefing up radiation detection. >> crews are working around the clock at the fukushima dai-ichi nuclear power plant. the crews are working to reconnect electricity to the cooling system to cool the rods. other crews are spraying and dumping water on the nuclear few. smoke can be seen from building number 2 right now. the cause is not known but a explosion hit the building on tuesday. it is possible the cooling chamber is damaged. low levels of radiation have been detected beyond tokyo, which is 140 miles south of the nuclear power plant. u.s. is warning americans to leave the country and the government is offering voluntary evacuations. today president obama spoke about the situa
our help. >> the state department is providing aircraft to help americans leave japan and wants to evacuate americans 50 miles of the plant. the japanese zone is much smaller. tokyo's airport is packed with people leaving. like a 15-year-old sent by parents to stay with family in washington. >> they went me to come so i'll be safe. >>> chief cabinet secretary the u.s. government has taken a cautious approach. in the evacuation zone, one man says we are isolated. we are being left here to die. >> skeleton crew remains at the nuclear plant. workers are running out of food. the father has accepted his fate like a death sentence. >>> united nations forecast says the radioactive plume will hit the alou shan i can't understand today before reaching southern california tomorrow. but it will be diluted and have minor consequences. the u.s. environmental protection agency says it's moving 40 mobile radiation detectors around the rim and there are 12 monitors one in san francisco, san jose and sacramento. you can see the data montsd on the government's website. we have a link to that at w
design that survivers are still out there in japan. >>> an international superstar who once hoped to be haiti's next president is shot overnight. >>> let's take a look outside. the roads are still wet. it has been a busy night overnight, and we're going to talk live with the chp, next. >>> good morning to you, giving you a look at somersault this morning. southwesterlies 10 to 15 miles per hour. 46degrees, slightly warmer than yesterday. unsettled weather remains in the forecast. >>> the storm kept chp officers busy overnight. rains are going to continue to fall. with us right now is sam morgan to talk about what the situation is. good morning. >> good morning. how are you? >> i'm good, how are you? how was the night last night? i'm sure it was nonstop busy for you guys. >> officers were busy. most we had were spinouts, and what we call property damage only collision. that mostly results from motorists driving too fast, and following too closely. >> yeah. >> go ahead. >> sorry. when you guys are out there, is the main problem speed? everyone knew the storm was coming, the roads ar
.s. and european officials to describe the nuclear crisis in japan. military helicopters have been dumping loads of sea water to try to cool the fuel to prevent a nuclear meltdown. they predict low level radiation will lead to detectable in los angeles by tomorrow. they are sending chartered planes to japan for officials who want to leave. they are advising people to stay away 50 miles from the crippled power plant. now more on the nuclear crisis and the continuing search for survivors. >> rescuers in japan to search through debris pull bodies from the rubble makeshift morgues have been set up but with more than 4300 ten more than 10,000 still ambiguous. relief workers are overwhelmed. they waited patiently for food waters and gases with information difficult to come by frustration is growing. this woman says she is concerned radiation can't be seen. how do we know if it's in the air. maybe our food may be contaminated. this may be the world's worst nuclear disasters. >> units two and three containment cracked. unit four has a raging fire that is not contained by any containing vessel. so we're
through,. >> the ripple effect from japan's triple disaster. how workers and consumers starting to fee the after shock. >>> and preserve for post it erity. where the air craft at the center of the miracle on the hudson is going. >> the weather center. we have four big storms headed or the bay area this week when are they hit? we will talk about that coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,, woman and her 16- year-old grandson were rescued-- nine days after the earthquake leveled their home. they say they survived by eating or. . >>> a woman and her grand son were rescued nine days after the quake leveled their home. they survived by eating the fridge. >>> raidation is being detected in a wide array of food and in tap water. the newly released estimates say at least 18,000 have side and the world bank think itself will cost $235 billion to rebuild and take up to five- years. >>> one company is already beginning it's recovery. the nissan motor company expects to resume production tomorrow. the impact on the united states company. >> it's a jolt from japan's quake here at home. 900 workers at this plant
>> will: good morning, the top story come to japan struggles to cope with the aftermath of the earthquake in tsunami. feels about-- fears of explosion continues to grow. rescue teams are busy working to find where the eight dozen people still missing. let's go live to tokyo. >> reporter: japan launched a series of efforts to try and prevent a disaster. at this hour it does not appear that they're working. japanese forces took to the air using helicopters to drop seawater on reactor no. 3 to cool the damaged reactor's all that nuclear- power plant. experts believe steam rising from the bulls may be releasing radiation into the atmosphere. officials had been working to resolve cool in crumbs out for of six reactors. >> it may be too early to judge, we believe will help to cool down the fuel the span the data that will be receiving from the government. we'll be able to verify whether the mission has met with success. >> reporter: president obama called japan to get an update, to let the japanese people the u.s. is ready to help. >> u.s. president obama expressed sympathy
plant in japan. a japanese nuclear safety official says a pool for storing spent fuel is heating up and is near the boiling point. those high temperatures likely caused the steam that's been billowing out of reactor number 2 since yesterday. the danger is that if all the water boils way, the fuel rods will be exposed. crews at the plant have hooked up power cables to all six reactors. electricity is crucial so that its cooling pumps can start operating the fukushima plant but right now only one pump in one reactor is working. >>> hundreds of american military families from japan are expected to arrive in northern california shortly. sharon is at travis air force base where the first flight is due back right about now. i don't know if they have landed but let's toss it over to sharon and find out. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank. really, any minute now. the first flight due to arrive in about 6:05 this morning on a dc-10. in all, more than 500 military family members and their pets due to arrive at travis air force base. the second flight is expected around 8:00 this m
what it is. >>> u.s. officials hope congress today that in light of the catastrophe in japan they are keeping a very close eye on america's nuclear facilities. >> review of this information combined with our ongoing inspection and licensing over sight, allow us to say with confidence that the u.s. plants continue to operate safely. >>> nuclear officials told the senate economy they are review u.s. plan particularly the ability to protect against natural disaster and power outages. as for japan, one expert predicted recovery will be slow. >> long term cooling of the reactors and pools is essential during this period and has not been adequately restored to date to the best of my knowledge. a massive clean up operation obviously remains for the future. >> reporter: in japan today, the operator of the damaged plant says that crews are struggling to pour water to cool the reactor. the death toll has been raised to 11,000. and they say they expect to rise as high as 18,000. >>> u.s. nuclear plants have had a number of close calls. the u.s. public interest group says since 1990, fed
danger at the damaged nuclear power plant in japan. japanese nuclear safety officials say the pool for storing spent fuel is heating up and is near boiling. those high temperatures likely caused the steam that has been wafting out of reactor number 2. that's been going on since yesterday. the danger is that if all the water boils away the fuel rods will be exposed. crews at the plant have now hooked up power cables to all six reactors. electricity is crucial so the cooling pumps can start operating at the fukushima plant but right now a pump in only one reactor is working. >>> hundreds of american family members from japan are expected to arrive in northern california shortly. sharon chin is at travis air force base where the first flight is due in 45 minutes. more than 3500 military families and pets will be arriving here at the air force base on two flights, one to arrive at 5:45, the other 9 a.m. this morning. they voluntarily left japan and will be coming aboard military charter flights. travis is the second arrival site for the voluntary evacuation of military families from e
americans urged to evacuate after the plant crisis in japan continues to worsen. >> darya: desperate measures to try and prevent a meltdown at the power plant. >> mark: tragedy in the bay area of big wave server dies after servinserving mavericks'. >> this is the kron 4 morning news. >> darya: think you for waking up with the morning news on march 17th. >> mark: we will stop with james and the weather. >> james: we have lot of activity in the pacific headed our way, today we will have a brief break, mostly dry. the for showers fallen north bay about 9:00 p.m. tonight. i will break it down coming up. >> george: if you drive 583 altamont pass you will want to know how slow it is. it is our first hot spot of the morning. >> mark: the latest out of japan, desperate measures to prevent at meltdown at the power plant in japan. four reactors in danger of melting down. military is dumping thousands of gallons of sea water on to the reactors, in hopes of cooling the compact box. the flights have been suspended as radiation levels are very high. they failed to cool down the reactors. they are
>> james: 4:00 a.m., top stories, the latest of japan, new regulations, news stories of survival. why investigators are printing vendors at operators of the power plant. >> reporter: will tell you what happened to gaddafi's compound to ask light. >> james: big day for barry bonds, he will be in court today. >> louisa: more spring showers, a lot of what weather to talk about will latino in the next round of rain is coming up. >> erica: traffic moving to albany very light. a complete check on your bay area commute coming up. >> live, from the bay area's news station, this is the kron 4 morning news. >> reporter: good morning monday march 21st, let's carry toward developing story. >> james: the utility company's operating the troubled power plant has evacuated workers after grace market escaped from reactor today. it came from a storage pool. it had built of pressure in its reactor core over the weekend. the operator of the complex repeatedly failed to make inspections of the equipment in the weeks before it was " bold. meanwhile the naval commander says polls will be made availab
andrews, cbs news, washington. >>> now to japan. the united states became the first nation to block the import of dairy products and produce from the areas surrounding the crippled nuclear power plant. japanese foods make up less than 4% of all u.s. imports. and it is unclear how much of that comes from the fukushima area. the fda says it expects no radiation risk to the u.s. food supply. >>> officials in tokyo say infants should not be given tap water. radioactive iodine in tokyo's tap water is twice the recommended limit for infants. and another earthquake hit northern japan this morning. workers at one of the fukushima reactors had to be pulled out because of a radiation spike. the japanese government says the cost of the earthquake and tsunami could reach $309 billion. charlie d'agata has more. >> reporter: electricity has been restored to the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant, but workers have to check all the equipment for damage before switching on the cooling systems. that process could take days or even weeks. and, there's the continued concern of radiation leaks. >> th
in tripoli. what progress is being made? >> the search for survivors. what's happening today with japan's damaged nuclear reactor. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is k tvu channel 2news at five. >> good evening. i'm ken wayne. >> i'm heather holmes. it was a soggy ending to another bay area winter as a powerful storm moved through last flight with winds strong enough to bring down trees. >> reporter: you talked act the trees this is one of them. you can see this tree came down and left this giant crater in the driveway of this house. you can see a little bit of pipe. that is part of the gas line to this home and that gas line and that break prompted a three hour evacuation in this neighborhood. this morning crews from berkeley started clearing this pine tree that came crashing down at about 10:40 last night, noah lives just across the street. >> we were watching the tv. we thought it was thunder but we didn't see lightning. my daughter said some tree landed on us. >> reporter: tree pulled the gas line out of the meter sending a cloud into the neighborhood.
. >> in japan today, new radiation tests near the nuclear power plant show a much greater level of contamination and the plant's owners are issuing an apology. >> we want to apologize from the bottom of our hearts for the fact that the effects of this serious accident have spread to the atmosphere, waterways, farm products, and drinking water. >> sea water outside the plant contains the highest levels of contamination since the crisis began. it's more than three times the legal limit of radioactive iodine. >> we need to be vigilant and we have to make further efforts. >> unlikely to build up significantly in fish. meanwhile, many japanese citizens have moved away from that contaminated reactor. today the emperor and empress visited tokyo. they asked the agency if japanese citizens should be evacuated farther away from the plant. he would advise japan to carefully assess the situation. >>> federal regulators tried to reassure about the safety of nuclear power plants here in america. one senator asked the head of the nuclear regulatory commission if any u.s. plants are as of the same design as the
. mostly for bombs and missiles. >>> japan vowed to overhaul the nuclear safety standards. the leaders admitted that the safe guards weren't enough. today, plutonium began seeping from the plant. the amounts aren't a risk to humans. it's the results of the damaged fuel rods though. >>> this is prompting a local group to issue its own warning. we're live with coverage with alex demetrick. >> reporter: for the past few weeks, a research group has been compiling information. it shows what coup in the u.s. >> reporter: as the radiation levels climb in japan, critics are issuing their own warnings. the latest are showing reports in u.s. plants. >> nuclear power is too risky for the communities. >> reporter: 17 significant incidents have happened since 1979. >> the nuclear commission showed significant pressorsers to a -- precursors as a meltdown. >> in 2003, radioactive hydrogen leaked from the plant. the wokers said that the source was one of the original pipes layed into the ground 40 years ago. >> reporter: that didn't lead to problems outside of the plant. the industry says what happene
to open in 2015. >>> a new warning about tap water in tokyo. also a show of support for japan in san francisco tonight. the common link among these concerned folks. >> the ground is really soggy. and the rains last night and this morning haven't helped it at all. >> a massive rock slide. and the conditio . >>> a null warning tonight about tap water in tokyo due to radiation from the crippled nuclear power plant 140 miles away. people are being told not to give tap water to infants. that led to a run on bottled water, despite pleas asking japanese residents to refrain from hoarding water because some tsunami victims had none. test at the water treatment plants showed 10% higher than iodine recommended for infants but safe for adults. >> at the power plant smoke came from one of the reactors today and the employees had to evacuate again. there is no worry and they are using a robotic arm to drop seawater on the reactor. it appears to be working because the heat dropped to 107 degrees. >> toyota has announced that the quake in japan will force it to islands some power plants here in the
from japan. >> the japanese people are not alone in this terrible time. her find a hand extended from the and it states as they get back on their feet. >>reporter: outside the nuclear evectioevacuate evacuatn area, a small sign of progress with supplies. some of the setbacks for these victims. >> i've not even a time to think. >>reporter: chartering planes of u.s. diplomats through japan from japan, to the u.s.. >>pam: air travel is looking for nuclear exand contamination levels in reports of rhodesian lovradiati. --none of these reported incidences or harmful levels. even though some haof the cargo have radiation levels. >>reporter: everybody is hitting screens, with the potential law will is dangerous? this is done 365 days a year everybody is- getting screened. the department of hulman is a home with a security is the department of all landis' attorney alerted yesterday homeland security. this device is the radiation detector. it is smaller than his cellphone. if the harmful lovell is detected? that person is wow if that person is found that their level is harmful ? they are isolat
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ravens, teaming up to help the folks in japan. we have the story, that's when the eyewitness news morning edition rolls on. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> 29 degrees. a beautiful sunrise that should be happening now. we'll have calm winds out of the north. we have a barometer at 30.16. ocean city at 36. 35 d.c. and 33 easton. we're talking mid-to upper 20s. 21degrees in oakland. westminster at 30. 29 in columbia and we're noticing quite the bay effect. high pressure is running the show. here's the low that's swinging down to the south and hanging a left and moving up the coast. as it does, it will spread the rain over the area. that will start later on tomorrow through thursday. if the low closes up, i can see it raining friday morning and friday not being a great day. western maryland through west central pa. that's through new england. that will get a winter like, early spring snowfall. 53degrees is the temperature. 31 tonight. that's seven below normal. tomorrow, a gray day and 46 is the high. overnight, down to 33 degrees. 39 is the low. friday, we'll see if it turns out cloudy. the weekend
are struggling this evening to restore electricity to that damaged nuclear power plant in japan. the plant operators hope to restart the cooling system to bring this under control. a cloud of smoke rose from two buildings at the plant. officials say there is no increase in temperatures or radiation levels. japan suspended shipments of mill skpk other leafy vegetables after authorities detected radiation exceeding the limit in producing. >> governor brown took a message to you tube, urging voters to appeal to state representatives to vote for the plan. >> this is a matter of we the people taking charge, and voting on the most-fundamentallal matter that's affect all of our lives. so let me know. let legislatures know. would you like a chance to cast this vote? or would you feel it's appropriate to shut out the people of california? >> last week lawmakers agreed to millions in spending cuts but brown st not have enough republican support, needs two republican votes in each house and so far, republicans are not budging. >> we're focusing on rebuilding california's economy. and getting it start
. >> in japan, power has been restored to the damaged nuclear reactors, but officials say there is no quick fix. operators say it could take only a day to bring the reactor under control on the coast. most cooling systems up and running is when it will be under control. but getting to that point will take weeks. the earthquake and tsunami cost the cooling system to be knocked out, the reactor cores to partially melt, and caused significant damage. the plant continues to be doused in seawater. a huge plume of smoke rose above reactors, prompting workers to evacuate. a piece of maryland may be heading to japan -- a complete power and communication system that can run a small clinic or shelter that could be of great help in japan's recovery. >> it is called the mobile renewable power communications and water system, and it can be taken anywhere in the world. >> it looks like a tsunami has engulfed the cities. >> the disaster in japan -- many areas in the country are without electrical power. that is where a maryland company, strategic services international, comes in. a unit like this could provid
of increasing tension between the u.s. and japan over how the reactor crisis is being handled. the state department is now sending charter planes to help bring back american citizens who want to leave and advising americans to stay at least 50 miles from the power plant. >> with japan's fukushima daiichi plant crippled on the ground, desperate efforts are coming from the air. helicopters dumping sea water into the holes of the roof hoping to could cool it enough to prevent a nuclear meltdown. they say there is talk of apocalypse and i think that word is well chosen. the procedure was considered too dangerous. they said radiation levels were too high. the u.s. insisted something be done. >> we're reminded that american leadership is critical even though the allies are themselves economically advanced and powerful. there are moments where they need our help. >> the state accident now providing aircraft to help americans leave northeast japan and it wants to evacuate americans within 50 miles of the plant. tokyo's airport is packed with people leaving. like a 15-year-old sent by her parents
after the devastating quake and tsunami that ravaged japan, smoke continues to pour from a crippled nuclear power plant as the government there raises the level of danger. the first american evacuees have been flown out of japan as president obama urges west coast residents not to worry about a radiation plume that is just reaching the u.s. >>> also this morning, another major story unfolding in libya where the gadhafi government announced a cease-fire against rebel forces that is after the u.n. approved a no-fly zone over libya setting the stage for a possible military showdown. we have the latest for you from libya and japan "early" this friday morning, march 18th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning on a friday. i'm erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge. we bring you a live west coast update of "the early show." following two major stories this morning. >> one really developing over the last hour or two. we are learning that libya has declared an immediate cease-fire. promising to stop military operation. this comes on the heels of the u.n. approval of a no-fly zone. the la
>>> just 30 minutes ago, hundreds evacuated from japan arrive back in the bay area. >>> opening statements in the barry bonds trial start today and then the first witness is to be called. why one witness could get arrested. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> good morning. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's tuesday, march 22nd. >>> a fighter jet crashed in libya. this is video we just got in. both crew members were able to eject safely. the military says the jet may have suffered a mechanical problem. the pilot of the jet was retrieved by a marin helicopter while a second was rescued by libyan forces. both men are said to have minor injuries. >>> coming up at:15, we'll have a live report -- at 7:15, we'll have a live report from washington, d.c. with lawmakers' new demands for president obama. >>> as japan works through the nuclear disaster, it just felt its strongest aftershock yet. a magnitude 6.6. it was located off the coast of sendai. now, two hours later, a 6.4 quake hit further south an then 0 minutes later -- 30 minutes later another quake hit north of sendai.
. >> darya: in japan workers are trying to cool the plant where they were evacuated today after smoke rose from the damaged reactor. the cause of the smoke is unclear, the agency says the operator of the complex repeatedly had failed to be crucial inspections of equipment. in the weeks before that the plant was crippled by the earthquake in tsunami. workers have tried to spray the reactors with concrete. one of the several efforts to curb their release. instead of spreading water they are to bring concrete. it would only come into play if water does not cool the reactor spirit this is the latest we do we have. after week of blowing from the no west, when have now shifted threatening to blow radiation to more populated areas to the south. the pattern with the winds blowing from the north east through much of japan is expected to continue through tomorrow. that could carry material on shore from the facility, 150 mi. north of tokyo. >> reporter: monitoring some live pictures at of rockville md.. this is the commission meeting right now one of the things, that they came up with so far is that
setback in effort to prevent a nuclear meltdown in japan and a progress report on the u.s. lead offensive in libya. >>> plus, the four and a half million dollar plan up for a vote today hoping to get a 49ers stadium down in the south bay. >>> the meg merger and the potential impact on your cell phone bill. ,,,,,,,,,,,, ♪ have a better day ♪ build your better breakfast at subway ♪ [ male announcer ] only subway lets you build your better breakfast with all the flavors you choose. start off with an irresistible steak, egg & cheese, then make it your own! try it with warm and toasty tomato or turn up the zest factor with banana peppers and jalapeÑos. maybe chipotle southwest sauce for the finishing touch! all on tasty flatbread. it's flat out delicious! ♪ build your better breakfast at subway ♪ today, seen at the damaged nuclear power plant in japan. they evacuated workers the smoke came from one of the reactors. that stopped work to restore r to reactor coo >>> more smoke seen at a damaged nuclear power plant in japan. they stopped work to restore power to cooling systems there.
expect coming up. splurge more trouble for -- >>> more trouble for japan's nuclear power plant. why another evacuation was ordered last night. >>> well good morning, to you it's monday, march 21st i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. it has been pretty wile as far as weather goes and it sounds like it are continue. >> yes. we will remain active and unsettle as we move into the week ahead. yes it will be isogeny one. light showers in the forecast this morning. we have seen a few. occasional sprinkles in the afternoon and the week ahead. we have several storms lined up. good morning, sal. >>> right now northbound 101 in san francisco looks okay. approaching the 80 split and and freeways are clear. also the morning commute will be okay westbound bay bridge coming into san francisco with no major problems at the toll plaza. some of the rain has left one area flooded and possibly not usable. ktvu kraig debro is live until marin county with more on that. >> reporter: good morning, sal. you know the situations that we sometimes see that look incredible that people
with playboy magazine. >>pam: 5:15, nuclear threats. radiation in food in japan and by the u.s. government is keeping an eye on food right here. 5:40, local mergers, at&t and t mobile what it means for customers. 5:45, car seat safety. how you drive coming up. >>pam: libya wants to meet with united nations to discuss a military force being used against government there. the skies above the tripoli had lit up for hours british and french forces impose a no-fly zone. the u.n. security council decided late on kerstin to use military force to protect libyan citizens. light on-thursday. --and also they decided late on thursday and it gradually slowed down those efforts of those strikes. the u.s. will continued to reduce its position in libya. >>pam: four different reporters held in libya for six days are free. the new york times a skatescaped libya. president barack obama is in latin america speaking about human rights. he arrived in chile this morning. and spoke to the media and the president of chile he commended their efforts from the state dictatorship to democracy. and this is the third co
's in northern japan it is called a sketch for japan and it will be tonight from 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. that the project one gallery lounge in san francisco it is going to " give to asia " helping the people for north of japan. stay with and coming up 5:00 p.m., will have the bay area 680-24 interchange, no problems. we will be right back. stay with us for continuing coverage of the japanese earthquake. qy [ jerry ] look at this! you got a state-of-the-art man-cave, but the savings account of a cave-man! hey sports fans check this out. [ beep ] oops, my bad. earn more with interestplus savings at capitalone.com. that's new school banking, baby! ooh, 3-d! instead of earning bupkus, your savings could be earning three times the national average! three times more. go online to capitalone.com. what's in your wallet? what's this do? [ beeping ] state law makers will be back at the bargaining table as the get ready to decide on possible tax extensions and whether or not to eliminate redevelopment agencies. governor jerry brown once the special election on june 7th. that special election wo
to the bay area durining an earthquakes big as the one that hit japan. ur >>> okay. here i go in 140 characters. happy birthday, twitter. the san francisco messaging service sent its first tweet five years ago. it now has 140 million users. >> well done. now you just need a twitter account, and we can move forward. >>> elsewhere in the tech world, a huge telecom merger has a lot of mobile phone users wondering, will my signal get any better? >> scott budman is here with one company's plan to dial up the competition, scott? >> if you get a phone now, that's what we'll do, we'll follow jessica on twitter. it is a company famous for splitting up because it stifled competition. nearly three decades and a ton of deals later. at&t is again gigantic and today it announced plans to get even bigger. the mobile world is getting bigger each day, but the mobile business could soon get smaller. at&t says it will buy fellow carrier t-mobile for $39 billion. this could be good news if you're a t-mobile user. you can now buy yourself that iphone you've been lusting after. also for you, at&t customer
appearance in a week. >>> now onto japan and some major developments this morning. there are new concerns about radiation in tokyo. >> that's after some new test results there on tap water. abc's akiko fujita is live for us in northern japan. hi, akiko. >> reporter: good morning to you. the news out of japan has not been all too promising on the nuclear front today. we've just learned from tokyo water bureau officials that they have found levels of radioactive iodine in some city tap water. and those measured two times the recommended limit for infants. officials say the water is not an immediate health risk to adults but they have asked parents to stop giving their babies tap water. now, that adds to the list of products that have been effected by radiation leaks. vegetables, including broccoli and spinach, raw milk, even sea water have all been tainted. this came on a day when a spike in radiation levels forced workers to pull out of reactor number two at fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. they have been working to restore there -- restore the power there and stabilize the plant. the setb
are sharing their pain. akiko fujita, abc news, japan. >>> and the fbi is now involved in the search for amying girl in connecticut. 12-year-old isabella oleschuk was reported missing by her parents on sunday morning. she is partially deaf. searchers have been fanning out by her home for fear she might not hear her name being called. several sightings but so far nothing. >>> you guys won't believe this story. a 92-year-old woman in florida is at the center of a very serious but admittedly bizarre story. when she didn't get what she wanted from her next door neighbor on money, helen got so angry, she opened fire. wait until you hear what she wanted. melly holt from wftv reports. >> reporter: 92-year-old helen wanted a kiss and when she didn't get one from 53-year-old neighbor dwight bettener monday afternoon, marion county deputies say she got angry. >> there's three holes here in the wall and one hole in the window. and then, of course, one in my car. >> reporter: he told us his home was hit by a barrage of bullets shortly after he finished a conversation with his elderly next door n
, problems at that stricken nuclear power plant in japan. smoke rose from two reactors this morning. forcing the workers to evacuate. they're trying to restore power and get cooling systems operating again. this comes as there is growing concern of radiation contaminating fod and water supplies. -- food and water supplies. trace amounts have been found in food and tap water. >>> and new estimates now put the death toll at more than 18,000, with the world bank saying it will take five years to rebuild japan. >>> but there are a few bright spots. this is an amazing story of survival. an 80-year-old woman and her 16- year-old grandson were rescued from the rubble nine days after the earthquake leveled their home. they say they survived by eating food from the refrigerator. >>> so how prepared is california should a disaster like the one in japan strike here? well, that's the question that state lawmakers hope to answer in hearings that just got under way in sacramento. lawmakers will look at tsunami damage to the coastline and the state's overall preparedness. officials will also be testifying
but the reason yosemite is off limits right now. >>> strong quakes and after shocks hit japan. we have information about new tsunami warnings. it's all ahead on the ktvu morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us on this tuesday, march 22nd i'm pam cook. it sounds like we could see a lot of rain this weekend but is it off own an showers or another big storm? steve paulson has the answers. >> a lot of questions there, pam. mainly it's cloudy. it's leading up to what will be more rain coming in tonight. the system still has a lot of rain to go. along 24 and also down toward san jose which we will look at coming up in our next segment. now to sal. >>> highway 24 traffic looks good all the way up to oakland. the lanes are clear. the morning commute will be okay on interstate 880 in oakland. it's 4:31 let's go back to pam. >>> in a few hours opening statements begin in barry bonds' perjury try million allie rasmus is live in san francisco. >> reporter: good morning, pam prosecutors are expected to lay out their case to the jury first. that will take an hour and then defense at
into work. >>> more trouble this morning for japan's power plant. why another evacuation was ordered overnight. >>> barry bonds is expected back in court today. it's all ahead on the ktvu morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for waking up with on this monday morning i'm pam cook. what does this week look like? let's choke in with rosemary. >> we are unsettled. scattered showers expected once again. we are looking at the possibility of thunderstorms again. by the afternoon we will be mostly dry. notice i say mostly dry. the extended forecast will be mostly active. sal. >>> all right rosemary, right now traffic on highway 101 looks good in marin county approaching the 580 interchange. also this morning we are looking at the san mateo bridge and traffic moving well over to the peninsula. let's go back to pam. >>> winter weather slammed the bay area over the weekend and more rain is on the way. kraig debro is in marin county where flooding has produced more than a little ponding; right? >> reporter: more than a little pond. i think this thing has its own tidal wave schedule. that is
area county to save residents $300,000 a year. >> plus, worries of radiation in japan grow, the first military families evacuated from japan touchdown in the bay area. >> i'm terry mcsweeney in the newsroom, new information on the my second diagnosis-- i was told to go home, retire, and enjoy the time i had left. to say it was a shock is just a complete understatement. i mean, i don't think there are words. she had put up a really good fight, but it was her time. you... don't have a choice of getting breast cancer. i had no choice. i wanted to do something bigger than myself. that 3-day gave me that opportunity. and i can actually do something to help. i think it's a very bold thing to do. 60 miles in 3 days-- i can do that. i'm sure if it was 100 miles, we'd still walk it. it was a big statement for me of... (voice breaks) i'm alive. we can do this. we can do this. we can rid the world of this terrible disease... so that no mother... granddaughter... sister... daughter... mother... go through what my wife had to go through. this is more than just three days. this is a lifetime. (man)
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